WWE released Samoa Joe this week and many fans wondered what they were thinking. Jim Cornette was among those who couldn’t fathom how WWE couldn’t find a use for the Samoan Submission Machine, even if he isn’t cleared to compete.
During Jim Cornette’s Experience podcast, he addressed WWE axing Joe. He wondered out loud: “WHAT THE HECK?! With the announcers they have, you need to get rid of Joe first?” It was also theorized that WWE was saying that they’re not going to clear him to compete before going into Joe’s history.
“That guy has had a gypsy curse on him for almost twenty years. Because he should have been — 15 years ago — he should have been one of the biggest stars in the business. It’s just been where he’s been and how they’ve used him since he’s been there. What was the line, and this was ten years ago, he said, ‘I tripped on some bad booking.’ That was from TNA.”
“They f*cked him up from scratch and I’ll never understand how this is a foolproof talent and how and part of it was TNA being a vastly secondary product at the time and contribute that to creative and we all know who that was.”
Jim Cornette then went into how WWE never gave Samoa Joe his fair shake “which is a shame because he got cheated out of fifteen years by Sh*tstain [Vince Russo] and Dixie Carter and you, know he made good guaranteed money there for some time, but it did nothing for his prime physical years when he could have been a f*cking force.”
Samoa Joe is now free to seek out his next pro wrestling destination. His non-compete clause will be up in July. We’ll have to see if he can break that “gypsy curse” eventually.
Transcription by Ringside News